Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Are you looking for a great recreational read but have already devoured everything by your favourite author?  Would you like to find books of a similar nature written by different authors?  If so, try searching NoveList and you may discover new favourites.
1. Click here to visit the Stratford Public Library website and select your location of access for Novelist from the database menu (inside library or outside library). 
2. If you are outside the library, you will be prompted to enter your library card number (all digits, no spaces)
3. To find similar read-a-likes, conduct a search of your favorite author by typing their name into the search box.  
4. A listing of titles written by the author will appear.  Click on a book you enjoyed by that author and details of that book will appear. On the right hand side of the screen you will find recommendations by NoveList. 

5. If you click on any of those recommended titles, a description for that book will appear. In the details will be a link that will allow you to check to see if it is in the Stratford Public Library catalogue.  Unfortunately we can't have all possible books here at SPL, but if you find a book you want and we don't have it, submit an Interlibrary Loan request. We will do our best to bring it in for you. 
6. You can also search for more books by selecting the subject headings on the right of the screen that are important to you and then hit the search button. 
If you have any questions on this database, or any of the many others we have access to, call the library at 519-271-0220 or email us at askspl[at]

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